Seahawks injury updates heading into Cowboys game

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks lost a game on Sunday to the Rams. But they didn’t lose anymore players. Not for the long-term anyway. Coach Pete Carroll gave an update to Seattle injuries on Monday.

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright missed Sunday’s game. Bobby Wagner was obviously hobbled. Justin Coleman left the game early. Los Angeles was more prepared to play Sunday and the better team. Would it have been closer had there been a healthy Wright and Wagner? Probably. But Seattle still would have lost.

There are two games left in the season. Seattle needs all their somewhat healthy players to win the next two. The Seahawks still have a chance at the playoffs, but only if they win out. And then get some help.

According to Carroll, Wright will be back this week. Wagner will also play. Naz Jones, Seattle’s productive rookie defensive lineman who has missed the last three games, will return too.

Coleman’s injury appears minor and he will play Sunday in Dallas.

Running back Chris Carson might be back at practiced this week. This does not mean he will play on Sunday versus the Cowboys but there is a chance. A backfield featuring Mike Davis and Chris Carson is at least more promising than anything else Seattle has. Add J.D. McKissic to the mix and Seattle would have potentially its best running threat all season.

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That is, of course, if Carson can play. Most likely he will not. But there’s hope. And that is basically all the Seahawks season has left: hope.